Aim and Scope

The aim of the conference is to cross-pollinate Number Theory and Cryptology. On the one hand, the conference is going to explore Number Theory challenges that flow from rapidly evolving fields of the modern Cryptology. On the other hand, it is going to investigate Number Theory methods in the design and analysis of cryptologic systems and protocols. Besides the well-established connections between the two domains such as primality testing, factorisation, elliptic curves, lattices (to mention a few), the conference endeavours to forge new ones that would encompass Number Theory structures and algorithms that have never been used in Cryptology before. It is expected that these new connections would lead to novel, more efficient and secure cryptographic systems and protocols (such as one-way functions, pseudorandom number generators, encryption algorithms, digital signatures, etc.).

The conference topics include (but are not restricted to):

  • Lattice based cryptography
  • Elliptic curves and bilinear based cryptography
  • Modular forms and L-functions with applications to cryptology
  • Large sieve methods in cryptography
  • Exponential¬† sums over finite fields¬† and randomness extractors
  • Quantum computing in cryptology